A Part of Speech. Joseph Brodsky.
A Part of Speech

A Part of Speech

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [1980]. First Edition, First Printing. Uncorrected page proofs of the first U.S. edition and first edition in English. 8vo, 152 pages in wrappers. Some light creasing along wrapper edges. A Near Fine copy. INSCRIBED by Joseph Brodsky on the title page: "For Robert Wilson, /into the best hands / Joseph Brodsky." Dated "May 10, 1982 New York." Robert Wilson owned the legendary Phoenix Bookshop in Greenwich Village. A nice association. This is Brodsky's second major collection of poems published in English and includes poems from 1965 to 1978. (His first volume of poetry in English translation appeared in 1973.) Signed copies of the uncorrected page proofs are uncommon. Such proofs are often sent to book reviewers in advance of publication; this copy contains the publisher's review slip showing a publication date of May 28, 1980. SCARCE. Item #1410

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